Polarized sunglasses are a great way to protect your eyes while simply seeing better, crisper images through your eyewear.
1. Polarized lenses are made using a special and unique filter on lenses which creates horizontal openings for light. Only certain light rays that come in contact with your eyes horizontally can fit through those specific openings. Polarized lenses will block out the vertical light waves bouncing off of objects or scenery around you, especially areas of water and other cars passing by you on a sunny day.
2. Polarized sunglasses work because light will only travel through one direction in polarized sunnies, which in turn reduces and eliminates glare. Thus, maintaining and extending your overall eye health.
3. The images you see through a polarized pair of glasses or lenses can be a bit darker than your typical non-polarized sunglasses, but objects and details are also easier to see due to the clarity and crispness of the image through the treated lenses.
4. People who use polarized sunglasses in longer stretches of time claim they become less tired and don’t suffer from as many headaches, as compared to those who are constantly exposed to glares. They may even be a good option for you if you exposed through lots of sunlight from windows around you.
5. The biggest complaints people report with polarized sunglasses is seeing distorted images when looking at an LCD screen such as a cell phone, computer screen or the digital screens and on the dashboard within your car.
6. Blinding sun glare has been known to cause accidents, sometimes snow blindness and can even sunburn your eyes! Long term exposure to the sun’s glare is also linked to causing cataracts.
7. We love Ray Ban polarized glasses, as well as Oakley and Maui Jim, just to name a few! These are some of the most popular polarized glasses out on the market right now.
8. Be careful not to mistake UV protected sunglasses with polarized sunglasses! Just because a set of lenses may be darker than polarized lenses does not mean they offer the same protection for your eyes.
9. Dark sunglasses without any UV protection can actually damage your eyes more than not wearing sunglasses. Darker tints and treatments on lenses can cause our pupils to dilate. When they dilate behind lenses of no UV protection, you actually let more UV rays into your eye.
10. A great rule of thumb to go by: Polarized is best, UV protected is good, but no treatment on your lenses at all can cause damage beyond repair.
Polarized sunglasses are an awesome addition to your wardrobe, especially when you are fishing, driving, or simply want sunglasses for UV and eye protection. Next time you visit your local eyewear store, be sure to consider purchasing polarized glasses!
Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you are looking a great gift for your lover! Chanel sunglasses? Oakley sunglasses? Maybe a sweet pair of RayBan sunglasses? We can assist with the perfect style and color as a fashionable surprise! Visit our showroom anytime at 1277 Hartford Avenue in Johnston, RI or call us at (401) 521-6789 and our web site www.OPTXrhodeisland.com